Rugby World Cup: Additional tickets for Black Ferns v England final sell out in minutes as record crowd anticipated

Saturday's Rugby World Cup final between the Black Ferns and England has sold out - again - with an additional release of tickets snapped up within minutes.

The initial offering of tickets was snapped up after the Black Ferns' 25-24 victory over France, with extra space afforded in order to make more seats available.

Even as those tickets were made available to the public at 6pm Tuesday (NZ time), they were all sold within minutes.

A record crowd of more than 40,000 is expected, which will see not one, but two tests played to close out this year's Rugby World Cup.

At 4:30pm, beaten semi-finalists France and Canada will face off for third place, before England and hosts New Zealand contest the tournament final, kicking off at 7:30pm.

The Black Ferns hope to win the Rugby World Cup for the sixth time in a replay of the 2017 final, where New Zealand won 41-32 at Belfast.

Since then, England have become the premier side in the global game and have now won 30 consecutive test matches.

The Black Ferns' haka against France.
The Black Ferns' haka against France. Photo credit: Image - Getty Images

Local acts Pātea Māori Club and Benee will perform at halftime in the respective matches.

A total of more than 900,000 viewers tuned in to watch the Black Ferns victory over France free-to-air, with Three broadcasting this weekend's final for any fans who missed out on tickets.

Catch the Rugby World Cup live on Spark Sport or free-to-air on Three, or join Newshub from on Saturday for live updates of the Black Ferns v England final